Nature is not simply a picturesque subject, writes watercolor artist Ann Blockley, "it is wild, even uncomfortable, but also has the potential to rejuvenate and fill our senses with wonder and delight." In this purposeful book for rediscovering your creativity, she takes the idea of working with nature in its broadest possible sense, including making your own "paint" from the materials at hand in the landscape. Blockley shows how to recapture the youthful excitement of "going outside to play," paints the same subject again and again over a year to see how it changes, demonstrates the value of creative rituals, and reuses old materials and artworks to create new paintings.
Creativity Through Nature: Foraged, Recycled and Natural Mixed-Media Art
Author: Ann Blockley.